Poems that Inspire the Soul

Poems That Inspire

~If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again~ by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,

I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars, I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often,

I would be firm less often and affirm much more. I’d model less about the love of power,

And more about the power of love


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